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Pound

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Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Pound

1. A weight. Heb. maneh, equal to 100 shekels (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:71, 72). Gr. litra, equal to about 12 oz. avoirdupois (John 12:3; 19:39).

2. A sum of money; the Gr. mna or mina (Luke 19:13, 16, 18, 20, 24, 25). It was equal to 100 drachmas, and was of the value of about $3, 6s. 8d. of our money. (See MONEY.)


Naves Topical Index
Pound

The Hebrew word maneh is translated pound, and is equivalent to about one pound, fourteen ounces
1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:71-72

Equivalent to about twelve ounces
John 12:3

The Greek word mina is translated pound, and worth approximately nineteen dollars
Luke 19:13-25
Measure; Weights


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Pound

  1. A weight. [WEIGHTS AND MEASURES]
  2. A sum of money put in the Old Testament, (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:71) for the Hebrew maneh , worth in silver about . In the parable of the ten pounds, (Luke 19:12-27) the reference appears to be to a Greek pound, a weight used as a money of account, of which sixty went to the talent. It was worth to .


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Pound

POUND, noun [Latin pondo, pondus, weight, a pound; pendo, to weigh, to bend.]

1. A standard weight consisting of twelve ounces troy or sixteen ounces avoirdupois.

2. A money of account consisting of twenty shillings, the value of which is different in different countries. The pound sterling is equivalent to $4.44.44 cts. money of the United States. In New England and Virginia, the pound is equal to $3 1/3; in New York to $2 1/2.

POUND, noun An inclosure erected by authority, in which cattle or other beasts are confined when taken in trespassing, or going at large in violation of law; a pin-fold.

POUND, verb transitive To confine in a public pound

POUND, verb transitive

1. To beat; to strike with some heavy instrument, and with repeated blows, so as to make an impression.

With cruel blows she pounds her blubber'd cheeks.

2. To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine parts by a heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.

Loud strokes with pounding spice the fabric rend.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Poundage

POUND'AGE, noun [from pound.] A sum deducted from a pound, or a certain sum paid for each pound.

1. In England, a subsidy of 12d. in the pound, granted to the crown on all goods exported or imported, and if by aliens, more.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Poundbreach

POUND'BREACH, noun The breaking of a public pound for releasing beasts confined in it.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Pounded

POUND'ED, participle passive Beaten or bruised with a heavy instrument; pulverized or broken by pounding.

1. Confined in a pound; impounded.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Pounder

POUND'ER, noun A postle; the instrument of pounding.

1. A person or thing denominated from a certain number of pounds; as a cannon is called a twelve-pounder; a person of ten pounds annual income is called a ten-pounder; a note or bill is called a ten-pounder.

2. A large pear.

Pound foolish. The phrase, penny wise and pound foolish, signified negligent in the care of large sums, but careful to save small sums.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Pounding

POUND'ING, participle present tense Beating; bruising; pulverizing; impounding.